Almost two years ago, Samantha nearly destroyed the lives of her unborn twins in an abortion. A college student at the time, Samantha (not her real name) said she took the abortion drug RU-486 and quickly regretted it. The Pennsylvania woman shared her story recently with ABC 27 News.
Samantha has two healthy 1-year-old twins today, thanks to doctors who treated her with an innovative new abortion pill reversal procedure.
“I’m very happy I made the choice I did to continue the pregnancy,” Samantha said.Samantha said she took the abortion drugs before knowing she was pregnant with twins. Immediately after she swallowed them, she said she regretted her decision.
Desperate to find out if she could reverse the drugs, she said she searched online for answers. She stumbled upon a hotline, possibly through AbortionPillReversal.com, and called the number.
Samantha called Hope Within, a community health center in Elizabethtown.
Hope Within offers free primary care services to those in need. Doctor’s used progesterone the hormone that sustains a pregnancy to reverse the drugs that induce an abortion.
“If we can inject large doses of progesterone into a woman that can overcome that blocking effect RU 486 such it prevents the detachment of the embryo from the wall of the uterus,” explained Dr. Eric Hussar with Hope Within Community Health Center.Dr. Hussar says a woman must act fast, getting progesterone within 24 hours of taking RU 486.
Samantha said the reversal treatment worked, and she later found out she was having twins – a boy and a girl. The twins are 1 year old now and healthy, and their mother is happy that they are alive.
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